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Making Science Public: Data-sharing, Dissemination and Public Engagement with Science

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Duration: 0:43:37 | Added: 07 Oct 2009
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Duration: 0:43:37 | Added: 07 Oct 2009
How have social media changed the nature of the scientific debate among scientists? Are they challenging the supremacy of editors, reviewers and science communicators? How have they impacted on engagement with the public understanding of science?

Journals and peer-reviewed publications are still the most widely used channels through which research is disseminated within the scientific community and to a broader audience. However, social media are increasingly challenging the supremacy of editors, reviewers and science communicators. Blogging about science has become a new way of engaging 'the public' directly with researchers whilst researchers are increasingly using blogs within their own academic communities for peer-review purposes. Panellists give their perspective on how social media have changed the nature of the scientific debate among scientists, and how they have impacted on engagement with the public understanding of science. This is part of a series of recordings from the OII's Oxford Social Media Convention, held at the University of Oxford on 18 September 2009.

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